Mike Roe

Arts & Entertainment, LAist

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Los Angeles is the home of arts and entertainment. My job is to help you figure out what is worth your time, and introduce you to other talented Angelenos who make it happen. This is a space for the creative work you care about — or don’t know about yet.

Stories by Mike Roe

Marvel unveils 9 new superhero movies: What it all means

The new slate of movies in the so-called "Phase 3" includes a female "Captain Marvel" and a "Black Panther" movie starring "42"'s Chadwick Boseman. So what does it all mean?

You can read a pristine copy of Action Comics #1 online

Not all of us have the money to buy our own, but we can all flip through scanned images of what a $3.2 million nearly pristine copy of the 1938 book looks like.

University of California Medical Centers prepared to treat Ebola

All five University of California Medical Centers are prepared to treat Ebola patients if necessary, though there have not been any confirmed or suspected cases in California.

LAPD chief fires detective over slur-filled training lecture

The chief fired Frank Lyga on Tuesday and it became official on Wednesday when the paperwork was sent to the city's Police Commission.

Metro passenger bus shot in South Los Angeles

A passenger bus was shot at in South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, L.A. Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales tells KPCC. No one was injured in the shooting.

Los Angeles TV production up 31 percent

Reality TV production was up the most, posting a 49.2 percent gain, while on the other side, sitcom production was down 29 percent.

Missing Cal State Northridge student's body found in Palm Desert

A missing Cal State Northridge student's body has been found in Indio, according to a release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Nooses found hanging at 2 Los Angeles-area high schools

An investigation is underway at two Los Angeles-area campuses after nooses were found hanging from trees at Bellflower and Mayfair high schools.

LA schools superintendent John Deasy resigns; Cortines to fill in (updated)

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy is stepping down, the district confirmed Thursday, adding that he will remain on special assignment through Dec. 31.

Neil Patrick Harris to host the 2015 Oscars

It's a big week for Harris. His kids had their fourth birthday, his autobiography hit stores — and now, he's hosting the Oscars. He made the announcement in a video on Twitter.

Feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian's latest death threat

Utah State staff received an anonymous terror threat over a live event with Sarkeesian, a vlogger who's angered some with her feminist critique of sexism in video games.

Former 'SNL' star Jan Hooks dies; watch 12 of her best sketches

Hooks first appeared on television in the late night show "Tush." She went on to join the cast of "Not Necessarily the News" before landing "SNL."

MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller in custody after live tweeting standoff

Jason "Mayhem Miller," a mixed martial arts fighter, live-tweeted a standoff with the Orange County Sheriff's Department from his Mission Viejo home.

Los Angeles sued for $25 million in TSA officer's LAX shooting

The wife and family of the TSA officer who was shot and killed at Los Angeles International Airport in November 2013 are suing the city of Los Angeles for $25 million.

Donald Glover drops new Childish Gambino EP 'Kauai'; listen here

The new album includes one high-profile guest star on a couple of tracks: Will Smith progeny Jaden Smith, doing spoken word. Listen to the album and Glover's new mixtape here.